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Chiefs DL BJ Thompson In Hospital After Reported Cardiac Arrest

Kansas City Chiefs defensive end BJ Thompson is said to be in stable condition at a local hospital after going into cardiac arrest, ESPN reported.

Thompson, 25, was taken to the hospital via ambulance from the Chiefs' practice facility. He reportedly went into a seizure during a team meeting, the Daily Mail relayed.

"The Chiefs sent players home from the facility instead of holding their regularly scheduled OTA practice," ESPN wrote. "The practice was rescheduled for Friday.

"Thompson was selected by the Chiefs in the fifth round of the 2023 NFL draft from Stephen F. Austin. He played in one game as a rookie, registering two tackles."

The Daily Mail added:

"Last week, Thompson was part of the Chiefs team that visited the White House to celebrate their Super Bowl title with President Biden. He shared several pictures from the visit to his Instagram account and joked in the caption that the trip 'got me feeling like the president.'

"Speaking to media last May, after being picked by the Chiefs, Thompson, who grew up in Arkansas, said: 'I just want to put on for my town and show them that anything is possible, no matter where you come from. Hopefully I am accomplishing that.

'"Me and my friends, we all had dreams and goals of NFL, NBA but along the lines, dreams kind of die off and people get other plans.

"'For me, it never really did. I always had in the back of my head I was going to play professional sports and I was blessed enough to make it happen.'"